LAHORE – Following the directives of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the PML-Q top leadership has decided to kick-start its intra-party polls this month.

PML-Q Senator Kamil Ali Agha told this scribe on Friday that the party polls were due in September but the party leadership, following the ECP directions, had decided to hold its polls earlier.

Talking about the dissolution of the party organisations before the polls, he said the PML-Q constitution allowed the sitting office-bearers to continue until the new comers.

“The PML-Q has appointed Alamgir advocate as chief election commissioner to hold the intra-party polls, while he has been directed to complete the polls process until mid of March,” Agha added.

The intra-party polls of the PML-Q to start from Union Councils (UCs), which would form the electoral college to elect the following tier of the party organisations.

The electoral college based on the directly elected members of the UCs would elect tehsils and districts, while the districts would elect the provincial leaderships and the provincial leaderships would elect the central office bearers of the party.

Several PML-Q leaders expect that the prominent party offices, especially from Punjab would be filled by the same party leaders who were the sitting office-bearers, while new faces would surface in the areas and regions where party leaders had deserted and joined other political forces of Punjab.